Feminist design, 2012-2020

I conducted a multi-year exploration on the potential of feminist perspectives in design. This was structured around my doctoral research Feminist Contributions to Industrial Design and Design for Sustainability Theories and Practices” completed at the University of Montreal in 2019. My work now moves beyond my dissertation to explore sex, gender and design more broadly. I am also transforming this research into a practice-based program, as I explained in my talk “Starting a feminist design think tank” at the Pivot 2020 conference.

Related work:

  • “Recommendations to rebuild the body of feminist work in industrial design,” proceedings from the Design Research Society Conference 2016
  • “How feminism can inform socially and environmentally responsible industrial design,” conference presentation from Congress 2016
  • “A survey of feminist work in industrial design,” conference presentation from the Southern Connecticut State University Women’s Studies Conference 2016
  • “Learning and knowledge creation and transfer through communities of practice in industrial design,” conference presentation from the Design Principles and Practices Conference 2015
  • “Shopping for lenses: The implications and potential of ‘sex,’ ‘gender’ and ‘feminist’ approaches on design principles and practices,” article in Design Principles and Practices: An International Journal 2013
    • Included in Annual Review as top-ranked submission with wide applicability in the field and high editorial quality

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